Ohio’s wine and grape industry accounts for nearly $800 million
a year in economic activity
A report prepared for the Ohio Grape Industries Committee finds
that Ohio’s grape and wine industry continues to grow and now has
an economic impact on the state of nearly $800 million a year.
Findings from the report include:
- Ohio ranked No. 9 among the states for grape production with
5,335 tons produced on just over 1,900 acres.
- Ohio ranked No. 7 for wine production at 1.2 million gallons a
year, or more than a half-million cases of wine. The wine sold in
2012 brought in about $62 million.
- Grapes and wine production accounted for 5,291 full-time jobs,
nearly 1,200 more jobs than in 2007. Those workers earn an
estimated $170 million a year.
- The 2.74 million people who visited Ohio’s 175 wineries in 2012
spent about $97 million.